What To Do With Stove Heating Element Not Functioning
You will be able to identify the common causes of KitchenAid stove not heating up. Follow the practical steps to troubleshoot the issue and repair each problem so that warm food is served every day.
Surface Element Board
A broken surface element board can be one reason why you have a KitchenAid stove heating element not functioning. The board is how you connect with your stove, as it’s installed with relays that regulate the power to the burners once you push a button. When more relays break down, the burner won’t get the signal to heat up. One method to test the element board is to restart the unit.
Below are the steps to restart the KitchenAid stove:
- Eliminate power to the stove unit by switching off its circuit breaker for a minute.
- Switch the circuit breaker on
- Turn on the burner
- One symptom that the surface element board is defective is when you have more than one malfunctioned burner. Once this happens and the surface element board fails to restart, it has to be replaced.
Stove Element Switch
One common cause if you have a stove heating element not functioning is a broken element switch. The switch is what gives the power to the burner after getting the prompt from the surface element board.
In order to identify whether the element switch is the culprit, you may switch the heating elements with units of the same size. When the element does not heat up, it’s possible that the element switch is defective and will require replacement.
Coil Surface Element
Once you get a stove whose surface element is not functioning and it’s a coil element, it’s most likely that the element is not tight. It is highly recommended to make sure that the element is adjusted to the socket properly. When a loose coil isn’t the issue, you can check the burner element to identify whether it’s defective.
Radiant Surface Element
When your KitchenAid stove won’t heat up properly and you get a radiant surface element, it’s most likely that the element may be burned out. The elements are the same as the light bulbs and can burn out in the long run. The type of burner may be tested with a multimeter and, with no consistency, will require replacement. We hope this KitchenAid stove top troubleshooting helps you deal with heating elements not functioning. KitchenAid Appliance Repair Professionals is ready to help with any stove repair issues. Don’t hesitate to call one of our experts to book a service! We also offer repair services for KitchenAid washer, KitchenAid range, or other KitchenAid appliances.